Geneva, 24 June 2020 – Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance has been included in the highest ‘Very good’ category and ranked 11th out of 47 major international development organisations, including UN agencies and donor governments, in a leading international aid transparency index published today.
Publish What You Fund's 2020 Aid Transparency Index, currently the only global measure on aid transparency, credits Gavi for making significant improvements in the amount and quality of data made publicly available in line with International Aid Transparency Initiative standards. Transparency is critical to donors, recipient governments and civil society.
“Gavi is proud to be among the top performers in the 2020 Aid Transparency Index ensuring donors, implementing countries and the public are able to access information about how funding is being allocated with maximum impact to protect children in low-income countries with life-saving vaccines,” said Pascal Barollier, Gavi Managing Director of Public Engagement and Information Services. “This ranking is a tribute to the investment made in data management and the commitment of Gavi staff to transparency”.
Gavi’s ranking puts it in the top category of organisations rated for transparency alongside UNICEF, The Global Fund and the United Nations Development Programme. In 2018, Gavi was ranked ‘Good’ in the Aid Transparency Index.
On 4 June 2020 world leaders from across the world have pledged US$ 8.8 billion for the 2021-25 period to Gavi reiterating strong support to the Alliance’s mission. The funding will help countries immunise 300 million children in the world’s poorest countries against diseases like measles, polio and diphtheria, support health systems to withstand the impact of COVID-19 and maintain the infrastructure necessary to roll out a COVID-19 vaccine, once developed, on a global scale.
Earlier this year Gavi was among 27 high-scoring organisations in the third Global Health 50/50 report (GH5050) which reviewed gender-related policies and practices of 200 organisations spanning 10 sectors in 33 countries. Gavi’s Gender Policy was also explicitly cited as an example of organisations’ commitment to gender.